Omega-3 intake is correlated to depression according to a new study out of South Korea. We have previously written about the connection here, and now Korean researchers have shown it as well.
Eighty people with depression had their blood levels measured for EPA and DHA, the primary omega-3’s found in fish oil. Eighty other adults without a history of depression were used as a control group.
The results showed that those with depression had lower levels of omega-3’s while also having higher inflammation. Omega-3 fats help to control inflammation, which may play a role in depression.
Increase your omega-3 intake by eating more fish and/or taking fish oil as a supplement.
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